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Move over Santa, the big stage belongs to the Dirty Girls
Christmas may just have come a little bit earlier this year - in fact perhaps it is two weeks earlier with the arrival of the Dirty Girl Kitchen Artisan Christmas Markets in the City. Dirty Girl Kitchen is pleased to announce their very first and inaugural Pop-Up market party will be in Victoria Square on Friday December 12th and Saturday December 13th and it's free for the whole family.
The event will showcase artisan gifts, food and fashion made in Australia with a significant focus on locally produced goods. As well as being a unique shopping experience for Christmas shoppers it will also be a place for people to enjoy the Christmas spirit from lunch time to sundown each night. So whether you're in the market for some hand-made gifts, someone to wrap them for you, a unique gem from our nana's cupboard or just a drink, a feed and a place to dance the sun down, put these dates in your diaries and head to the markets in Victoria Square.
Rebecca Sullivan of Dirty Girl Kitchen
Stalls at the market will include :
Food stalls for take home Christmas goodies
Crafty & Artsy gifts
A Granny Skills Retro Wrapping service using clever wrapping and Hampers
A Bar and Dance Floor
Oyster meets Ute (A ute filled with Ice and fresh shucked oysters with bubbles)
Kids edible Xmas Decoration making
Hipster Homesteading to make Xmas Jams, Chutneys for gifts
Long table Xmas lunch (Saturday) register online and bring a plate (potluck)
More than just a kitchen, the mission of the Dirty Girl Kitchen is to safeguard our 'granny skills' by protecting food heritage, culture, skills, knowledge and tradition, and passing down what grannies know best. Dirty Girl Kitchen aims to bring those communities of women from our multi-cultural Australia together and share worshipful skills those that often involve getting 'dirty'.
From growing food to making soap, brewing stock to weaving a basket Dirty Girl Kitchen is preserving the skills most precious to us. Our grannies are from all sorts of places such as the country, the city and refugee communities, and are planting kitchen gardens, making jam, curing meat and pickling every cucumber in sight!
Dirty Girl Kitchen was founded by Rebecca Sullivan, one afternoon as she stirred a boiling pot of strawberry jam staring out her window watching the autumn leaves fall outside of her Cotswold cottage in Gloucestershire.
Gaining her Masters in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development and having been involved in many a wonderful projects and organisations such as the Women's Institute, Slow Food and the UN, Rebecca moved back to Australia and wanted to bring all of the social, environmental and sustainable food issues she had worked on as well as her love for cooking and admiration for her elders into one melting pot, thus, Dirty Girl Kitchen was born.
For a masterclass in handmade, get along to the Dirty Girl Kitchen Artisan Market where Rebecca Sullivan leads classes in jam and chutney making.
Proudly supported by Splash Adelaide and the Adelaide City Council, the Dirty Girl Kitchen Artisan Christmas Market will be held from 12 midday until 9pm on Friday (to encourage the lunch time and after work crowds to come have a few drinks and buy some gifts at the same time) and from 10am until 7pm on the Saturday. The Christmas Market is a free event and is suited for all people of all ages.